For this assignment I’ve made a fake business card, a Treasure Island hotel room key, a Donovan’s Steakhouse gift card, a San Diego Zoo Membership card, and LA Lakers Finals ticket.
12 variations of word art done in Adobe Illustrator
Tonight in class we watched some scenes from the film Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky. The movie answers the unasked question of where all of our recycled things go. Burtynsky takes landscape pictures of these places that have been changed by human activity. The video follows him to China where there are these landscapes that entirely full of recycled metal and the people who work at the nearby factories. Its amazing how much metal he captures in one single area.
We also watched a slideshow with commentary by Burtynsky. In the slideshow he says that he was inspired to do the work he does now after getting lost. He was originally in a city in Pennsylvania to do some normal landscape photography, but after going off the trail and getting lost, he came across an area that had been changed by man’s interaction with it. And since then he has photographed these “manufactured landscapes.” Its unreal how he can make these somewhat ugly areas look beautiful with the photos he takes. Here is a slideshow of Edward Burtynsky and some of his images.
My three submissions for the Tivoli Radio billboard contest.
Our final photoshoot as a class was at the Rincon reservation in Valley Center, CA. We learned about the effort the Native Americans are putting in to help restore their native plants into several gardens. These gardens were located right next to a peaceful creek that ran on the side of the hills. They are separated into four sections with one facing the ocean, one the desert, one the mountains, and one the valley. After the students helped plant, Dr. Joely Proudfit, a proud descendant of the Pechanga band of Luiseño, talked about the history of the reservation and the struggles of its restoration.
Our next field trip was to the Pechanga Reservation south of Temecula CA. Right next to the Pechanga casino was a nursery that grows many different plants. Again we were joined by other classes who took a tour of the entire place. There were these pretty cool areas where native huts had been rebuilt. The amount of detail in them was incredible. We got the chance to go inside of them too. It was nice considering it was freezing outside. We were able to taste some of the flowers that are grown there as well . It may not have been the greatest weather, but I am still happy with the way some of my images turned out. Here are some of my favorites.